Motorcycle Stunts Lead to Arrest

An Assaria man is injured and arrested after performing some high speed stunts on his motorcycle.

Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that an officer on patrol attempted to pull over 19-year-old Chance Katzenmeier Sunday afternoon around 3:40pm when he saw him allegedly standing on the seat of his Kawasaki motorcycle riding near the Central Mall on S. 9th.

He sped up and led officers on a pursuit that zig zagged behind the Mid State Plaza.

Police say he reached speeds of 60mph in the parking lot and popped a wheelie behind Kohls Department Store, then jumped a curb near Buffalo Wild Wings and hit the back end of a Kia Optima sedan and continued into the parking lot at Aldi’s Grocery Store, 2660 Planet Ave.

Shoppers outside, dodged the bike as it came past and turned back to the north towards the Dillons Supermarket, 2350 Planet Ave.

Captain Sweeney says officers were not in an active pursuit but monitoring the riders activity when they lost contact with the bike.

A short time later they were called to the hospital to interview Katzenmeier who was complaining of pain after dislocating his shoulder.

He is now facing charges that include flee and elude plus reckless driving.

Police say the driver of the Kia, Erika Doty of Ottawa, Kansas was not injured in the incident and the sedan suffered minor damage.